Buster Posey

San Francisco Giants

Stats

GP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO AVG
2013 Season 148 520 61 153 34 1 15 72 60 70 .294
2012 Season 148 530 78 178 39 1 24 103 69 96 .336
Career 456 1635 215 503 101 4 61 263 177 255 .308

Career Highlights and Awards

  • 2× World Series Champion (2010, 2012)
  • NL MVP (2012)
  • 2× MLB All-Star (2012-2013)
  • NL Batting Champion (2012)
  • NL Hank Aaron Award(2012)
  • Silver Slugger Award (2012)
  • NL Comeback Player of the Year(2012)
  • NL Rookie of the Year(2010)
  • Willie Mac Award(2008)
  • Golden Spikes Award(2008)
  • Dick Howser Trophy(2008)
  • Baseball America All-American(2005)
  • EA Sports All-American(2005)

Background

Gerald Dempsey "Buster" Posey III was born on March 27, 1987. He grew up in Leesburg, Georgia where he played four sports in his local high school. In baseball, he was superb at hitting pitching. During his college years, he attended Florida State University where he was first introduced to the home plate as the catcher. During those years he won the Golden Spikes Award in the year 2008. He was Giant's 5th overall pick in the 2008 MLB draft.

Posey's début game was on September 11, 2009. He began playing in the Minor League during the 2010 season, but he was called up to the Major League in May. He started as the First Baseman and became Giant's starting catcher by the end of June. His rookie year, Buster finished the season with .305 batting average and 18 homeruns. He earned the NL Rookie of the Year. During that year Giants won the 2010 World Series with Buster playing in every inning of the playoffs. In 2011, Posey suffered from a horrific injury which caused him to miss most of the season. In 2012, Posey made a huge comeback, winning 2012 NL MVP. During the same year, Giants beat the Detroit Tigers in four games to claim the World Series title once again. He ended the 2012 season with .336 average. In 2013, Posey signed a 9-year contract with the San Francisco Giants worth of $167 million.

Posey is married to his high school girlfriend, Kristen. On August 14,2012, they had two twins, a boy and a girl, with the names of Lee Dempsey Posey and Addison Lynn Posey. During the season, Posey lives with his family in the East Bay and off season they all live together in their home in Georgia.


San Francisco Giants

The Giants are based in San Francisco, California and they play in the National League West Division. They were at first the New York Giants, but the team moved to San Francisco in 1958. Being the oldest team in the MLB, they have won more games than any other team in the League. They have claimed 22 NL pennants and were present in 19 World Series occasions. They hold record for playing in most World Series in the National League. The Giants also have the most Hall of Fame players in all teams in the MLB. Their rivarly with the Dodgers is known to be the biggest rivarly in American Baseball.

The Giants played in Manhattan, New York, at the Polo Grounds before it was closed in 1957. After, they moved to California and play at the AT&T Park in San Francisco. As the New York Giants, they won 14 pennants and 5 World Series. As the San Francisco Giants, they won 5 pennants and the 2010 and 2012 World Series.


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